Questions tagged [retag-request]

Questions that are asking to have some questions retagged, usually for a misused tag, or generally removing a tag

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Manufacturer & Company tags are back. Again

We don't like company-only tags, and there's been various crusades in the past to purge them: Can we get rid of the company tags? Company tag necromancy: The zombie apocalypse! What should the [...
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Let's retire the [sysadmin]

The sysadmin tag has a different meaning almost every question, and it never seems to refer to the actual role of a system administrator. It seems to be used for questions that have to do with the ...
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Let's nuke the “error-message” tag

We have a tag named error-message, with now 220 95 49 questions tagged. This is quite the meta tag, because it doesn't mean anything and adds no value to a question. Most problems result in some kind ...
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Show the [guest] the door

The guest is unwelcome and would benefit from clarification. As it stands "guest" is simply too vague to be useful. We have guest-additions, but this tag might do with being split into guest-...
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Merge “jabber” and “xmpp”

jabber and xmpp are synonyms on Stack Overflow. They should be synonyms on Super User also.
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Should we keep stretching the meaning of [stretch]?

This is about stretch. It's the code name of the current stable Debian release, and it's also a tag on the main site. Most of the usage seems to be about debian-stretch -- there are 19 questions ...
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Retagging [google] questions [duplicate]

Some of the questions tagged with google actually relate only to Google Chrome and not to Google products / Google company in general, for example: How does Google Chrome installer work? Google ...
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Can we please standardize the Microsoft tags?

Tags for Microsoft products are currently a mess. Office: office, microsoft-office office-2007, office-2010, office-2010-beta, ms-office-2007, office-2008, microsoft-office-2010, office-2010, office-...
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Can we get rid of the company tags?

I don't think any of the following tags have questions that benefit them: microsoft, apple, acer, samsung, sony, asus, ... And thinking in the meta tag way, a question that's only about those tags ...
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Merge [EFI] and [UEFI] tags?

The tag description for EFI is : EFI stands for Extensible Firmware Interface, and is an updated version of BIOS. It sits between firmware and the operating system in the software stack. while ...
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Do we need “warning” and “alert”?

Similar to error-message, which we just got rid of, there are also: alert × 26 warning × 37 Neither of these are really specific. They don't add meaning to the questions. Sometimes, ...
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The DOS tag is ambiguous

As it is, the dos tag is ambiguous. Even the tag wiki excerpt is split: DOS is an acronym for "Disk Operating System." DoS is an acronym for "Denial of Service." Do not use this tag for questions ...
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Oh noes… [pc] Trogdor? You there?

Hello citizens of the Super User Ville! As our website is all about these beloved personal computers, it appears to me that pc can be applied to almost any question. As so, I don't think that it is ...
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Company tag necromancy: The zombie apocalypse!

Just when we thought we finally got rid of them all they appear to have been resurrected. adobe x 200 — about 100 software and service products, PDF, Flash, Flex, graphics and video editing, web ...
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Merge [product-key] and [license-key]

product-key and license-key tags seem to be synonyms.
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Get rid of the [annoyances] tag

I was surprised to see that we have a tag called annoyances (99 questions). Really? Burninate it, fast! Trogdor, I summon you! It is obvious that this is a useless meta-tag, that adds no valuable ...
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Can we empty out [null]?

Seriously, I have no idea what null is for - null characters, null processes, errors, null strings, nil, nada, nothing, blank, empty? I really don't see the point of null when it's not specific ...
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Unmerge [msi] from [windows-installer]

A recent edit to the Manufacturer Tags question spotlighted a problem with an old action. Five years ago, the post The msi tag is ambiguous identified that the msi tag was being used for both the ...
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Do we need the [slow] tag? [closed]

slow … Something that is not fast or moving at a slow pace. 276 questions tagged. But does it add any value? Seems like a classical meta-tag to me. If something is slow, then we already tag it ...
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Tags flash, adobe-flash and flash-player

flash: Adobe Flash is a cross-platform multimedia runtime used to embed animations, video, and interactive applications into web pages. According to Adobe, Flash delivers over 75% of online video ...
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Burninate the 'links' tag

links is used for Hyperlinks (web sites, HTML emails, ...) Soft links and hard links on filesystems Library linking Someone probably even used it for the web browser... Therefore it is not useful ...
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Clean out our [container]

The container tag appears to be too broadly scoped to be useful in its current state. With its oldest question being from 2010, it is used for many different areas of expertise including but not ...
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Merge [dual-monitor] and [triple-monitor] into [multiple-monitors]

I don't really know a lot about dual-monitor, triple-monitor or multiple-monitors setups, but it seems logical to move dual-monitor and triple-monitor into multiple-monitors since "multiple" refers to ...
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Can we unload [load]?

load is undefined, has zero followers, and currently has 59 questions. These include the following uses of the term: command in various software parameter or setting in various commands data file ...
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Merge [browsing] and [multiple-browsers] into [browser]

I think these tags are too similar to be different tags. browsing and browser are basically the same, and if the purpose of multiple-browsers is to be more general (not browser-specific) then I think ...
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Aren't [wireless-access-point] and [access-point] the same?

Is there a non wireless access point? If yes, why does the access-point tag has the following description: Wireless access point (WAP) is a device that allows wireless devices to connect to a wired ...
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Firefox versions going to infinity – should we merge the tags?

This is an update to: Merge firefox-related tags? We now have: firefox-3.6 x33 firefox-4 x129 firefox-5 x33 firefox-6 x15 firefox-7 x8 (nothing in between) firefox-10 x4 How is this going to end up?...
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Alpine and Alpine-Linux tag

People inadvertently choose the tag alpine (an email client) instead of alpine-linux. See the recent question How to create Alpine live-USB without using `dd`?. I suggest to remove the tag alpine ...
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Get rid of the [hack] tag

The hack seems barely useful, more like a meta tag. It's used for hacking, but not strictly in the sense of security threats, but also "hacking" something together. Should we remove the "hack" tag ...
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What could we do with the [error] tag?

Well, we have a tag called error. Its description says: Please use a more specific tag instead. Awesome. So what do all these 547 questions have in common? A non-descriptive tag. On Oct. 10, @...
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Merge [sound] and [audio] tags

audio - 1338 questions tagged. sound - 692 questions tagged. Both audio & sound - 107 questions tagged. What is the difference between those tags? I think that most of the users (including me) ...
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Burninate the [tools] tag

Similar to Kill the [software-tools] tag, I don't see the point in keeping tools around. Typical meta tag. It doesn't explain what the question is about. If you're looking for a tool to do something, ...
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Remove the [tweaks] tag

The tag tweaks (x60) is very broad and does not really serve any good purpose. It never adds value to any given tag combination, since you mostly want to "tweak" a certain thing – and we already ...
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plasma tag itself is too generic, should be compounded and split into TV and workspace

As things stand right now, plasma is ambiguous. Questions labeled with it refer both to plasma TVs and to the KDE graphical environment, and this doesn't seem correct to me. I suggest deleting the ...
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Tag [general] is so meta

Trogdor? Please burninate the tag general. No explanation necessary...
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The [failure] tag, a story of fail?

Please look at the 226 questions under failure. We are a site for computer problems. Tags such as "error" often don't add any additional value. The same goes for "failure", and it's probably a bit ...
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Merge [web-crawler] [webcrawling] [crawler] [spider] tags

web-crawler x 20 spider x 12 webcrawling x 6 crawler x 5 They're all identical and refer to Web crawler: Other terms for Web crawlers are ants, automatic indexers, bots, Web spiders, Web robots,...
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Tag “lock” is a mess

The tag lock seems to be a mess. It's used for among other things: file locks lock screen keyboard lock locking of preferences excel We should do something about it. We should probably ...
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Retag request: torrent -> bittorrent

15 questions tagged 'torrent' on superuser 48 questions tagged 'bittorrent' on superuser (Only 'bittorrent' is used on SO and SF.)
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“mono” tag as in “vs .net” and as in “vs. stereo”

There seem to be two uses of the tag "mono", one for questions related to audio and one for questions related to the Mono framework. Wouldn't it be better to create a tag "mono-framework" and retag ...
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Disk, disc, and hard

Right now, there seems to be one canonical hard-drive tag, with 901 questions. There are also questions tagged disk and shudder hard disk. Yes, that's hard and disk. Should they all be retagged into ...
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Please burninate the [loading] tag

loading doesn't sound like a very useful tag to me. 16 questions are tagged with it and I request that it is burninated!
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Combine SSMS and sql-management-studio tags

ssms and sql-management-studio tags both refer to the same application: SQL Server Management Studio. As a result there's no need to keep both tags around. While 21 questions in each here doesn't ...
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Ambiguous Tag: “atom”

Current status: The tag atom in its current form is used for both: The Intel Atom CPU architecture The Atom standard for XML-based web feeds Resolution: There already is an intel-atom tag. I've ...
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Tag for burnation - [new]

I've just noticed we have a new tag. I can't see any benefit for such a tag - so it needs removing. There's at least one question where this is the only tag so it has to be a manual process. There ...
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Kill the [software-tools] tag

The tag software-tools seems like a perfect meta-tag. It could never be the only tag of a question. What are "software tools", even? People often abuse it for software-recs. Also, a common mistake ...
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Putting heat on the cooling/heat/overheat/thermal tag synonyms

The tags cooling, heat, overheat, and thermal seem to be synonymous. Personally, I would set cooling as the master tag, but I wanted to leave that up for discussion. For all I know it would be ...
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Stick it to [pin]

pin is undefined, with 35 questions and many meanings: Damaged pins on chips, connectors, etc. Personal Identification Number Connector configurations Anchoring an application, folder, etc. Deskpins ...
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The [howto] tag seems barely useful, please burninate

I call the mighty Trogdor to burninate … howto … a tag with 49 questions. Why delete? Having the tag doesn't add any value to a question. People probably shouldn't specifically ask for how-tos, ...
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Should we nuke the [calculations], [research] and [malfunction] tags?

These tags have about a dozen questions each. calculations and research are too general and ambiguous. A few questions tagged research do relate to hardware and software for academia, but even then ...